'''Elbert Green Hubbard''' (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an United States|American
writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois
, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin Administration Building|Larkin Soap Company
. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of the Roycroft
artisan community in East Aurora, New York
, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement
. Among his many publications were the nine-volume work ''Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great'' and the short story ''A Message to Garcia
''. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard
, died aboard the RMS Lusitania|RMS ''Lusitania''
, which was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.